A friend went on vacation and snapped these photos in a kid’s park in Guilin.
Photo credits: Aurelie Glorieux.
They’re made of foam, for kids, and the fathers apparently kept putting theirs kids next to them to take pictures.
Spotted on the web, a luxury concept hotel in Guilin: the Hotel of Modern Art (HOMA) Libre.
They are the only Chinese hotel that is part of the global Relais & Chateaux (luxury hotel and gourmet restaurants) alliance.
A friend mentioned this to me when I was back in Hong Kong: Young professionals, after overworking themselves far past midnight, gather in McDonalds armed with… PSPs and Nintendo DSs.
Even though they are strangers to one another, they will get together for a good multiplayer game of, say, Monster Hunter. It’s popular enough that one local gaming magazine published a list of McDonalds to play.
They even offer 20 whole minutes of free Wifi! (Free Wifi is not easy to find in Hong Kong.)
This happened several months ago, but I think it’s still worth capturing.
“While single-use chopsticks may be a convenient option for restaurant owners and patrons alike, there is a small group of Chinese DIY designers and young environmentalists who are taking initiative to counter their use. One such group called ‘Unigreen’ has made an open offer online to hand-stitch a free chopstick / soup spoon holder for anyone who pledges to only carry reusable chopsticks.
"…the world’s largest cow-dung methane power plant started operation on January 21 in China’s Inner Mongolia region. With an investment of 45 million RMB (roughly $US5.7 million) from the country’s largest milk producer, Mengniu Dairy, the plant is able to supply 10 million kilowatt-hours of electricity to the national power
The article goes on to say that methane from cows is actually a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and:
"The practice of methane capture has
caught the attention of international carbon traders. Under the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, companies can trade so-called “carbon credits” to help them meet their allowances of greenhouse gas emissions. China has become a major destination for European carbon buyers due to its low prices for the credits. The country also benefits from the financial resources and technologies transferred as a result of those trades."